Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

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#MeToo: On Trust

#MeToo, of course.

I consider myself exceedingly lucky to have only experienced minor forms of harassment and mostly as an adult, so that its impact on me has felt comparatively very small. But to paraphrase Jessica Valenti, who would I be if I didn’t live in a world of pervasive sexual violence? That’s a question none of us can answer. 

#MeToo, of course.

I consider myself exceedingly lucky to have only experienced minor forms of harassment and mostly as an adult, so that its impact on me has felt comparatively very small. But to paraphrase ...

Jen Brea's head on pillow with electrodes

Watch: The powerful new documentary on living with chronic fatigue syndrome

Jen Brea was a 28-year-old grad student when her health began to deteriorate after a high fever. As she suffered from recurrent infections, profound dizziness that left her unable to stand, and eventually terrifying neurological symptoms, doctors told her that she was stressed, or just dehydrated, and finally that a repressed trauma was the source of all her ailments. 

Jen Brea was a 28-year-old grad student when her health began to deteriorate after a high fever. As she suffered from recurrent infections, profound dizziness that left her unable to stand, and eventually terrifying neurological symptoms, doctors told ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

We are all this girl.

Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling.

Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.”

Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ​because “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”

We are all this girl.

Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling.

Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.”

Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ​because “the image depicts a ...

screenshot of video showing CPC ad

Anti-choicers Use Surveillance Tech to Target Ads to Women Visiting Abortion Clinics

What do you get when today’s surveillance culture is combined with the anti-choice movement’s shameless ends-justify-the-means attitude? A mobile advertising company teaming up with crisis pregnancy centers to track the phones of women entering abortion clinics and send them deceptive anti-choice propaganda.

What do you get when today’s surveillance culture is combined with the anti-choice movement’s shameless ends-justify-the-means attitude? A mobile advertising company teaming up with crisis pregnancy centers to track the phones of women entering abortion clinics and send them deceptive anti-choice ...

keep abortion safe and legal signs

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Making Performing an Abortion a Felony Crime

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending anymore. 

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending ...

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